Hi! I'm new to Melbourne and new to road bikes too. I'm loving getting acquainted with my Kawasaki Eliminator VN250, Betty, and today I did my first freeway ride (YAY!!). Next month I'm off to tour Tasmania for 2 weeks and would love to hear from anyone who has been to Tassie and has any tips or suggestions. I'm also a newbie-no-mates, and don't know a single other person who rides in Melbourne! It'd be great to hear from any ladies (or blokes) out there who are looking for someone to go for a ride with occasionally. Cheers!